Archives for July 2014

Movie Films in Snoqualmie Valley for Third Time in two Years, Star Hangs out at The Bindlestick

For the third time in two years, the Snoqualmie Valley is the backdrop for a Hollywood movie. On Monday, July 28, 2014, crews for the new movie, Captain Fantastic, filmed at Smokey Joe's Tavern and the … [Read more...]

TPC Snoqualmie Ridge $3 Million Renovation Unveiled July 29th, Ready for Upcoming Boeing Classic

After almost four months, some major remodeling work on the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Clubhouse, including a complete redesign of the restaurant, is set to be unveiled, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 11AM when The … [Read more...]

Unfortunate Elk Stuck with a ‘Mop-top’

On Friday, July 18, 2014, Jennifer Collins snapped some pictures  of an elk near the Mt. Si Golf Course in the North Bend/Snoqualmie area - some photos that left her wondering and guessing. On first glance, … [Read more...]

Department of Health Warns Rabid Bats Reported in Washington

The Snoqualmie Valley is no stranger to bats and this week the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is warning people that rabid bats have been found throughout the state and continue to pose a risk to … [Read more...]

Summer Happenings: Chat with Top City Bosses; Free Concert in the Park

Residents Welcome to Q&A with City Departments Here's a chance for residents to ask questions about topics related to public safety, public works and parks - with the top bosses! Sit down, grab some … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie City Council Member Appointed

In a special Snoqualmie City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the council conducted a second round of candidate interviews for the open Council Position 2 seat that was vacated by Jeff MacNichols his … [Read more...]

Metro Bus Service Cuts Coming to Snoqualmie Valley, Just One Year after New Routes Added

It appears that starting in September 2014, King County Metro will eliminate bus routes 209 and 215 that service the Snoqualmie Valley, just one year after adding the new routes. The cuts follow the failure … [Read more...]

After Nearly 100 Years, Historic Snoqualmie Valley Swenson Family Farm Sold

Today's Snoqualmie Ridge looks across the valley to a whole different, once thriving, Snoqualmie Ridge - across the river on the opposite hillside. This is where a lot of Snoqualmie's history … [Read more...]

Twin Falls Middle School Secures Assistant Principal, Still Without Head Principal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced former Mount Si High School teacher, Jeff D’Ambrosio, was named the new Assistant Principal of Twin Falls Middle School, filling the … [Read more...]

Let the Traffic Mess Begin! I-90 Westbound Backed up Three Miles Before Peak Commute Hours Begin

As promised by WSDOT traffic experts, and even with so many Eastside drivers altering their commute plans, I-90 westbound in the Bellevue Way area is beginning to getting really backed up as the Monday morning … [Read more...]

Aggressive Bear Wreaks Havoc at Local Farm, Knocks over Large Cages, Kills Livestock

Baxter Barn owner, Cory Huskinson, had a close encounter with a seemingly aggressive bear late Wednesday night, July 16, 2014.The bear knocked over five livestock cages on the small working farm located near … [Read more...]

Master Gardeners: It’s HOT Out There… Water Wisely

Water Wisely One of the most common mistakes made by gardeners is incorrect watering, and in our area, that is under watering. Many people assume that we are in a rainy climate and watering is unnecessary, or … [Read more...]

Upcoming I-90 Lane Closures: Operating Express Lanes ONLY Westbound Won’t Ease Traffic Woes

Snoqualmie Valley drivers have just two days left to prepare for a BIG Westbound I-90 closure near Bellevue Way that is predicted to cause multiple mile backups - and plenty of headaches for Eastside … [Read more...]

Burn Bans in Effect for Area; Police Warn, Toss a Cigarette and Face $1,052 Fine

According to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, fire danger is moderate in King County.  Travel over Snoqualmie Pass to Eastern Washington, though, and the fire danger jumps drastically, with … [Read more...]

Business Comings: New Restaurant for Ridge, Winery for North Bend, a Growler Station & More

It's been a busy summer so far for new businesses in the Snoqualmie Valley.  Mabel's on the Ridge may have closed their doors, but a new restaurant is opening soon in its spot. Piccola Cellars is finally going … [Read more...]

Dog Parks and Off-Leash Areas in the Snoqualmie, North Bend

[Guest article by North Bend resident and professional pet trainer for Le Chic Pet, Melissa Grant.] Whew, what a difficult article this has been to write. I started off intending to write about Three Forks … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley ‘Tour de Peaks’ Bike Ride on New Day, to Finish at North Bend Block Party, July 19th

The 26th Annual Snoqualmie Valley Tour De Peaks Bike Ride supports a new cause and happens on a new date this year - Saturday, July 19th. The benefactor of the 2014 race is the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital … [Read more...]

Police Respond to North Bend Outlet Mall for Report of Child Left Alone in Vehicle; Reminder of How Quickly Cars Heat Up

On Saturday, July 5, 2014, around 12:15PM, Snoqualmie Police responded to the North Bend Outlet Mall for caller reporting that a child had been left unattended inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up. The … [Read more...]

PICTURE PERFECT: Weekend Produces Spectacular Beauty for Valley Photography

It was a photography lover's dream come true - a weekend filled with a gigantic 'super' moon; bright clear skies and then clouds rolling out and clear skies to the west that produced a Sunday night sunset that … [Read more...]

Massive Backups on Westbound I-90 Next Week; Hour-Long Commute Predicted from Issaquah to Seattle

If you thought this week's traffic backups between Issaquah and North Bend were bad due to road work on I-90, get ready for a new major roadway repair project that could trigger a migraine if you're stuck in … [Read more...]

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